What is the ACA?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, introduces health reforms that will soon affect every American.

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What are my options?

Learn about health coverage programs available today and under health reform.

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Let’s All Get Covered was launched June 2013 to help Los Angeles County residents live healthier, happier lives.

Here, you can find information about the new healthcare landscape and learn about the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). Under My Options you can use our tools to learn how all these changes affect you and your family, and visit our Resources section to connect to enrollment specialists and read informational materials.

Our focus at Let’s All Get Covered is on Los Angeles County residents, but many of the resources and links will help all Californians.

We’re constantly updating the site to reflect new information and to better provide you with the most up-to-date resources. We want to hear from you! Let us know how we can improve our site to help you get better care in California.

When is the deadline to buy health insurance?

The requirement to have health insurance begins in 2014.

Most Californians must have health insurance starting January 1, 2014 or pay a penalty for not having coverage. The deadline to buy health insurance through Covered California is March 31, 2014. Individuals and families may apply for the Medi-Cal program at any time.

Is everyone required to have health insurance?

Yes, unless you are:

  • very low income and cannot afford coverage
  • unable due to religious beliefs
  • Native American
  • incarcerated
  • undocumented
What are tax credits (AKA premium assistance)?

To help bring down the costs of monthly premiums and other out-of-pocket expenses, some individuals or families may receive financial assistance through Covered California in the form of tax credits.

Tax credits vary depending on your income level. Use Covered California's Shop and Compare Tool to see if you qualify for premium assistance.